What to Wear for Thanksgiving

Dress to impress and take advantage of these tips for what to wear for Thanksgiving. Base your style of dress on the type of Thanksgiving dinner event. Determine whether dinner is casual, dressy, or formal. Add accessories to create a little bit of “pop” to your outfit.

Here are some pointers about what to wear on Thanksgiving:

  • Casual: Keep it simple for a casual Thanksgiving. Dig a pair of khaki pants out of your closet and complement your pants with a nice, pressed button down shirt, blouse, or sweater. Appreciate that khaki is a neutral color. In other words, the possibility of a mismatch of colors is fairly slim. Accessorize your outfit with a black or brown belt and shoes. Make sure the belt and shoes are the same color!
  • Dressy: Impress family and friends at a dressy Thanksgiving with your best attire. Women should consider a black dress, nylons, and heels for a feminine look. Add a personal touch with patterned tights and a pop of color with colorful heels. For men, wear a suit, button down shirt, and tie along with socks that match your shoe color. Shave for Thanksgiving, and leave the scruff for Black Friday. Dress little girls in a dress, tights, and mary janes. Dress little boys in suit pants and a button down shirt. Incorporate fall colors such as brown, orange, and red into your look.
  • Formal: For men's and women's formal wear, think suits. Wear a traditional colored suit such as gray, black, or tan. Step it down a notch with a pair of khaki pants, a button down shirt, tie, and sports jacket. Dress the kids in a skirt, tights, and sweater or a pair of pants, button down shirt, and jacket.

Call in advance of your Thanksgiving event to check how to dress for Thanksgiving. Remember to visit your dry cleaner ahead of time!

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